CNBC, Bartiromo star in latest Wall Street movie
Marketwatch.com media columnist Jon Friedman writes Wednesday that the stars of the latest Oliver Stone movie about Wall Street are CNBC and its anchor, Maria Bartiromo.
Friedman writes, “If you watch the network during the day, you’ll recognize the likes of Bartiromo, Jim Cramer, David Faber, Becky Quick, Sue Herera and Melissa Lee.
“The network’s stars appear on camera so often that this film is practically a product placement for CNBC. (20th Century Fox, like MarketWatch, is a unit of News Corp.
“Bartiromo is most conspicuous among the real journalists. Early on, we see her interviewing and bantering with Gordon Gekko, displaying her trademark earnestness throughout. He tells her happily, ‘Your show is a big hit in the can.’
“Likewise, Cramer probably didn’t require the services of the Actors Studio to play the cameo role of the bombastic host of ‘Mad Money.’ Apparently, Cramer was included for the purpose of doing what he does on his show in real life — provide comic relief.”
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